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About the Author
Mike Porter brings 20 years of game development, 6 years of tertiary education, and over 20 years of management experience to his role as CEO of Skilltree NZ. Skilltree is a provider of project-based learning, specializing in Steam content. Their aim is to deliver meaningful experiences for students through mentorship, hands-on application of theory, and small class sizes. Previously, Mike worked as a program leader at Media Design School, and held a number of different positions in the video game industry, including environment art lead at Microsoft and a level designer at Ritual Entertainment. Mike is passionate about games, movies, special effects makeup, and digital and practical effects for movies. He is also a traditional artist who enjoys painting and sculpting.